Peckham Library Building, Will Alsop London

Peckham Library London, Building, Architect, Design, Award, Project, Info

Peckham Library

Public Facility in south London, England: Architecture – design by Will Alsop, architect

page updated 5 Jul 2014

Peckham Library Building

Peckham Library, Southwark, south London, UK
Date: 1999
Design: Alsop & Stormer, architects

Address: Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JR, UK

Tel: 020 7525 2000

Stirling Prize winner 2000

Bold, colourful building with learning pods inside. Primary external material is pre-patinated copper. The building sits up over a square using angled columns.

Peckham Library architect : Will Alsop

The exterior is clad with pre-patinated copper. The Stirling prize judges were impressed with the building’s approach. Alsop has taken the plan footprint of a conventional library and elevated it to create a public space beneath the building and to remove the quiet reading space from street level noise. The remaining, supporting buildings on the ground and 1st floors house the information and media centre. The Library opened to the public on March 8, 2000.
Source: wikipedia

Fax: 020 7525 0202


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